Ceus 3000-TX and 4000-TX disc & tine combination cultivators for that perfect mix

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Amazone is now offering two new rigid models of its trailed Ceus disc & tine combination cultivator in working widths of 3 m and 4 m. The successful combination of discs and tines can therefore also be used on smaller farm sizes and with tractors from 150 HP. The new Ceus 3000-TX and Ceus 4000-TX are equipped with central running gear and impress with their precision and versatility for both stubble and primary soil tillage, deep loosening and seedbed preparation.

The combination of discs and tines means that the Ceus produces a perfect mix at working speeds of up to 15 km/h. Straw, stubble or catch crops are finely shredded by the up-front discs and then, in conjunction with the following tine segment, the organic matter is evenly mixed, even where large quantities prevail. This combination of tools enables the Ceus to create the best conditions for rapid decomposition and excellent field emergence with minimal disease pressure on the following sowing operation.
The principle of functionality in detail

The leading disc element is equipped with large diameter discs which shred the organic matter and leave a fine crumbed soil structure for optimum sowing conditions. The discs are available in smooth and serrated versions and, thanks to the individual suspension, ensure a high level of through-passage and good contour following during their intensive cultivation. The stone release system via rubber spring elements is maintenance-free.

With a tine spacing of 40 cm, the following tine segment reliably incorporates any organic matter, even in large quantities, and is easy to pull while maintaining a high level of through-passage. The depth of the tines can be adjusted down to 30 cm. However, it is also possible to work shallowly, so that the point runs just below the working depth of the disc harrow in wet and heavy conditions. This loosens the horizon and creates a rough structure in the soil, thereby significantly reducing the risk of capping on these types of soil. A selection of different C-Mix shares is available for the tine segment. The extensive range offers the right share for every area of application. Plus, the C-Mix Clip quick-change system, which enables the points to be exchanged easily and conveniently, is also offered. Various hard-wearing HD shares are also available for an extended service life.

The C-Mix Super tines are equipped with a pressure spring overload safety protection system for high levels of operational reliability, even under the toughest of conditions. As an option, the new C-Mix Ultra tines with automatic overload protection via hydraulic cylinders can also be specified for the Ceus-TX. Here the trip force can be infinitely adjusted up to 800 kg. On the one hand, this ensures that the desired working depth of up to 30 cm is precisely maintained. Whereas on the other, the C-Mix Ultra system protects the cultivator from extreme loads by means of highly-damped resetting of the tine after tripping.

The tine segment is followed by a set of levelling tools, which can be equipped with smooth or serrated discs or spring tine levellers from choice. The height and inclination of the side discs can be adjusted separately to ensure optimum match up from bout to bout.

Eleven different rollers and various rear harrows are available for that final reconsolidation. The roller can be removed in particularly wet conditions, e.g. in spring, and work carried out without reconsolidation, so that the loosened soil can dry and warm up more quickly.

The option of hydraulic depth adjustment for optimum adaptation to the respective soil conditions is particularly convenient.

 

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